Packaging 101 – Understanding the Term ‘Corrugated’

Packaging 101 – Understanding the Term ‘Corrugated’

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In the packaging industry, we use a number of terms to describe packaging – one in particular we use a lot is ‘corrugated’. So what does corrugated mean? Let us explain!

As defined by Wikipedia, Corrugated is is a paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat liner boards. It is widely used in the manufacture of corrugated boxes and shipping containers.

The corrugated medium and liner board are made of container board, a paper-like material usually over 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) thick. Paperboard and corrugated fibre board are sometimes called cardboard, although cardboard might be any heavy paper-pulp based board.

Here is a “How it’s Made” Video from youtube:

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